The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

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by Alan Axelrod
     
 

You're no idiot, of course. You know that the American Revolution started when those guys in Boston threw some tea off a boat. Or was it when Paul Revere made his famous ride? Let's face it: when it comes to knowing about our nation's struggle for independence, our grade-school memories are about as trustworthy as Benedict Arnold. Don't blush red (or white, or

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You're no idiot, of course. You know that the American Revolution started when those guys in Boston threw some tea off a boat. Or was it when Paul Revere made his famous ride? Let's face it: when it comes to knowing about our nation's struggle for independence, our grade-school memories are about as trustworthy as Benedict Arnold. Don't blush red (or white, or blue) yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution is an authoritative overview of the conflict, filled with little-known facts that will enlighten even the most educated history buff. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028633794
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
11/16/1999
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Tim Maga
…Dr. Axelrod drives the facts home with a wicked sense of humor, a good liberal sprinkling of anecdotes, and damn good writing. Long live the revolution!
—(Tim Maga, Ph.D., Oglesby Professor of American Heritage, Bradley University, and author of Hands Across the Sea?: U.S.—Japan Relations, 1961-1981

Meet the Author

Alan Axelrod is a renowned historian and business writer. He was the co author of the New York Times bestseller What Every American Should Know About American History as well as the BusinessWeek bestsellers Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO. He has written extensively on the Civil War.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After visiting Colonial Williamsburg, historic Philadelphia, historic Boston, and other American historic sites, I finally realized the true path to my love of American History was the revolutionary war. However, I'm not an avid reader and books that have a tendency to go on and on and bore the reader have never been an appeal to me. But when I read 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution', I found a confidence and warm understanding into what I've been missing all these years of being out of High School history class. Someone who wants to know how our country was discovered, developed and started, I highly recommend this book. Then go on to the more detailed and less interesting titles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While certainly not of the caliber of longer, more in-depth books on the War of Independence, this book does what it is designed to do: familiarize the reader with the basic events of the American Revolution. It is very easy to read, in keeping with other books in this series. It provides entertaining sideline stories and trivia as well. Most authors are also guilty of great bias when it comes to history, but the authors do a decent job remaining objective in what few pages they have to cover their subject-matter.